Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Junior Poetry Prize, 2009

Congratulations to the winner of this year's Junior Poetry Prize, Opeline Kellett from III form. Congratulations also to Oliver Glenn-Craigie (I form) and Mark Russell (Primary) who have won book tokens for their entries. Below is one of Opeline's winning poems. Over the next week, we'll post plenty of other good entries from several pupils.

'Youthful Innocence', by Opeline Kellett

Pinnacle of innocence
that child of five
strawberry eyes
a smile inside

that sweet voice that tinkles
the charm of her tears
the love in her vision
that no one could fear

She chuckles in the morning
to her mum and her pop
don't let her change they whisper
it would hurt too much

Her radiance and youth
carefree, not a fluster inside
don't let her go they plead
don't let her leave her immaculate life.

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